Paper: PERSONAGE: Personality Generation for Dialogue

ACL ID P07-1063
Title PERSONAGE: Personality Generation for Dialogue
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007

Over the last fifty years, the “Big Five” model of personality traits has become a standard in psychology, and research has systematically documented correlations be- tween a wide range of linguistic variables and the Big Five traits. A distinct line of research has explored methods for automati- cally generating language that varies along personality dimensions. We present PER- SONAGE (PERSONAlity GEnerator), the first highly parametrizable language gener- ator for extraversion, an important aspect of personality. We evaluate two personal- ity generation methods: (1) direct genera- tion with particular parameter settings sug- gested by the psychology literature; and (2) overgeneration and selection using statistical models trained from judge’s ratings. Results show that both methods...